EU Affairs

As one of the world's largest economic and trading areas, the political and socio-economic developments of the European Union and its Member States are of great importance both for European integration and for global political stability. The steady evolution of the European project has made the EU a champion of fundamental democratic values and the rule of law as well as one of the most successful peace initiatives and economic models. The pan-European response to recent challenges, such as Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic, has shown that the EU must be able to act swiftly, effectively, and collectively to defend its interests on the global stage. In view of the current global conflicts and crises, a critical analysis of European coherence and capacity to act is of great importance. The Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy contributes to the EU discourse through public events, academic publications, expert workshops and advises decision-makers at home and abroad.

Current AIES activities on the topic. Research also in the database.


Events

Energy (In)security in Central Europe?

27.02.2024 / The Situation After Two Years of Russia's War Against Ukraine

27th European Forum Vienna

10.11.2023 / Europe's Major Challenges

5th INDIA-EU Track 1.5 Maritime Security Dialogue

21.09.2023 / AIES Senior Advisor Nikolaus Scholik participated as speaker

Will there be a Change of Course in Slovakia?

20.09.2023 / National Council Elections in the Slovak Republic and their consequences for Austria and the EU

Workshop on European Issues

06.07.2023 / Wolfgang Pusztai at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation

The impact of the war in Ukraine

28.06.2023 / Expert Workshop about the Visegrád Group

The 'Three Seas Initiative' in the context of European developments

06.06.2023 / Supporting Central Europe on the path to energy diversification

Geopolitical Challenges to Europe

22.05.2023 / Discussion with students from Hamburg

Cybersecurity and Cyberthreats – From Consultation to Action

26.04.2023 / Panel Discussion with AIES Director Michael Zinkanell

In the media

19.11.2021 / medium.com
Geopolitical Europe: How to navigate in the Indo-Pacific Decade?
By Velina Tchakarova

25.10.2021 /
AUKUS: Resetting European Thinking on Indo-Pacific?
Special Paper with the participation of Velina Tchakarova

01.10.2021 / @StratNewsGlobal (Soundcloud)
What The New German Government Could Look Like: The Three Options
Podcast with Velina Tchakarova

11.05.2021 / intellinews.com
10 megatrends shaping emerging Europe in the post-pandemic 2020s
Statements by Velina Tchakarova

11.11.2020 / euindiathinktanks.com
EU-India think tanks present insights on effective bilateral cooperation for a post-Covid world
Participation by Velina Tchakarova

Publications

Strategies and approaches of EU countries to the Indo-Pacific region: Implications for Slovakia

Strategies and approaches of EU countries to the Indo-Pacific region: Implications for Slovakia

CEIAS Publication: AIES Senior Advisor Dr. Alfred Gerstl and AIES Research Associate Nick Nieschalke contributed to the paper.

Hungary’s Eastern Opening Policy as a Long-Term Political-Economic Strategy

Hungary’s Eastern Opening Policy as a Long-Term Political-Economic Strategy

Gabriela Greilinger: Hungary’s Eastern Opening Policy as a Long-Term Political-Economic Strategy, AIES Fokus 4/2023

The People’s Republic of China: Political perceptions in Central Europe

The People’s Republic of China: Political perceptions in Central Europe

Austrian country chapter by Lucas Erlbacher. The publication of this report was undertaken by the Council on Geostrategy, London.

Beyond the Dumpling Alliance

Beyond the Dumpling Alliance

CEIAS: Tracking Taiwan’s relations with Central and Eastern Europe. Edited by Matej Šimalčík, Alfred Gerstl, Dominika Remžová. AIES Senior Advisor Dr. Alfred Gerstl contributed to the paper as co-editor.

Podcast

14.08.23 / Episode 19 / Special Series on the EU as a global actor

EU-AU Relations: An Outlook for the Intercontinental Partnership

In this episode, Research Fellow Livia Benko is in conversation with Kwame Owino, Chief Executive Officer of the International Institute of Economic Affairs Kenya (IEA), to discuss the current state of EU-AU relations against the background of dramatic changes in the international system - above all the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

This episode is the last in a 4-part special series on the EU as a global actor. Other episodes of this series focus on the EU's relations with the China, ASEAN, as well as the US.

This special series is conducted in partnership with the Multilateral Dialoge Vienna of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

Videos


Energy (In)security in Central Europe

27.02.24 / The Situation After Two Years of Russia's War Against Ukraine

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27. European Forum Vienna

10.11.23 / Annual conference by the AIES

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Zeitenwende for European Security

04.11.22 / 26th European Forum, Vienna, Session 1

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Europe's Global Role following Russia's war against Ukraine

04.11.22 / 26th European Forum, Vienna, Session 2

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NATO's New Enemy: China

04.07.22 / Velina Tchakarova in conversation with Surva Gangadharan, StratNewsGlobal

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Three Seas Initiative: Mapping National Perspectives

20.06.22 / E-presentation of the book

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Other topics

European Security and Defence

EU Neighbourhood

Indo-Pacific

Global Affairs

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